So you’ve committed yourself to a healthier lifestyle. You’ve got your workout program, you’ve set your goals, you’re drinking as much water as you can. In short, you’re finally taking time to care for yourself. But unfortunately, in the hustle and bustle of life, time is hard to come by. A great strategy to bypass this is to wake up just a little bit earlier and get your workout in before the day starts. This allows you to start your morning routine refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But then there’s another, equally as pressing hurdle: Breakfast. The time it takes to make breakfast could be spent getting ahead on the highway and avoiding the traffic rush. So let’s keep it simple. Here are 3 post workout breakfast ideas you can whip up in 5 minutes before you head out the door.
A simple blender meal, packed with enough nutrients and healthy fats to keep you going throughout the day, is a protein and nut butter combo. It’s so simple yet so delicious. All you need is to take your protein power of choice, add some water, and blend. While it’s blending, adjust the setting to a lower speed, take a spoon full of your favorite nut butter and let it drop. The high fat and medium protein are perfect for ketogenic diets. It also adds enough calories to promote muscle growth, and keeps you satiated until your next meal. This may be the simplest, but this is also a favorite among fitness enthusiast.
For those that aren’t a fan of dairy products such as whey or casein, vegan options to your favorite blender meals are just as tasty. A staple among vegan athletes is something we like to call “A perfect blend.” It’s important that these options in fitness nutrition are mentioned due to the great importance put on animal products. Now, this recipe has adequate amounts of fat, carbohydrates, and protein that provide a balanced effect and promotes an all-around healthy diet. Take two scoops of pea protein (vanilla works very well), add a banana, and blend it all in coconut milk. You get the creamy, tropical flavors of banana and coconut, while eliminating the dairy and animal products entirely.
One of the coolest and most antioxidant-filled products, aside from fruits and vegetables, is cacao powder. And for the dieting chocolate lovers out there, cacao hits all the right spots with none of the guilt. For your own chocolate bar in a cup, add the cacao powder to almond milk and let it blend. Much like the protein and nut butter keto bomb, spoon almond butter into the mix while the blender is set to low. This recipe is at par with any healthy meal you can make. It also keeps those candy cravings at bay.
Dieting on a time constraint doesn’t have to be a drag. If you have the right tools and ingredients, making quick and delicious meals for post workout nutrition is as easy as pressing a button. From there you can sip on it while working out the schedule of the day or taking the kids to school. The possibilities are endless.